What are small and big residential loans?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    jumbo, in America, refers to any mortgage that is over the maximum size for FHA/VA.  these are also included in 'non conforming'.  small is designated by the lender ... there are fixed costs associated with making a mortgage loan that do not vary with size of loan ... on a small loan [perhaps under $100,000] the relative size of these costs makes a difference and lenders either discourage making such loans or charge higher up front fees ["points"] to recover the, percentage wise, higher costs.  [examples of such costs: title search. closing agent service.]

    -- grampa

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